Whitney Houston: I Wanna Dance with Somebody

Movie review by Joyce Slaton, Common Sense Media
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Common Sense says

age 14+

Superstar's rise to fame has mature themes, drug use.

PG-13 2022 142 minutes

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age 14+

Based on 2 reviews

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age 14+

Based on 5 reviews

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